Logjam blocking the Salmon River


BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Federal forest officials are taking a
wait-and-see approach to a massive logjam that has formed on
section of the Main Salmon River.
U.S. Forest Service officials say a blowout at the Black Creek
drainage created a logjam about a half-mile below Salmon Falls. The
logjam has created a new rapid formation along the river so popular
among rafters and recreationists.
The Post Register reports there is nobody currently floating the
Salmon River. Forest managers are waiting to see if spring run-off
and higher, stronger river levels will be enough to break up the
log jam.
The Forest Service used explosives to clear a large logjam that
blocked the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in 2006, trapping
nearly 350 boaters upstream who launched before the blockage was

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